Casey Jones, Good Morning Little School Girl, Cold Rain & Snow, Cumberland Blues, Easy Wind Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin', China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, High Time, Me & My Uncle, Turn On Your Love Light
The first set is of noticeably poorer quality and was plagued by equipment malfunctions. The end of Lovelight is cut.
SBD > MR > (Cass in set 1, not set 2) > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
April 15, 2008 Subject:
WARNING! LIVE RECORDING Use At Your Own Risk...
The first 6 tracks are poor quality audio recordings. The mix is fine and the performances are 5 star.
The next 7 tracks are high quality audio recordings. Mix is fine. The performances are stellar 69. Pigpen steals the show with 4 songs.
This is a real treat for us Pigpen fans, his playing is easily heard. Man, he added so much to "the sound." Pigpen had great rhythm and timing. I really enjoy his playing. Four or more Pigpen songs in one show is always a good thing.
China Cat Sunflower/INYR is starting to sound like versions from years later, and man is it HOT!
"High Time" is one of the bests.
M&MU and TOYLL are exceptional!
Classic 1969 sound to the instruments. I can see the tied dyed covers on the speaker cabinets on stage, and Pigpen's Skull and Lightning Emblem drapped on his organ...
DO NOT PASS THIS 1969 SHOW UP. YOU WILL BE MAKING A MISTAKE.
5 STARS for having 4 Pigpen songs. 5 Stars for performance. 5 Stars for mix and audio of last 7 tracks. 3 stars for poor audio first 6 tracks.
5 Stars for having Pigpen in it = 5 star show...well, TOYLL does get cut off...but that is no reason to lower the rating.
1969 was a magical year.
Eat, drink, be merry and listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love.
May 11, 2006 Subject:
One of the best good lovin's ever.
July 2, 2005 Subject:
Good second set...
This one deserves at least some appreciation for the second set, from Good Lovin' on - feel free to turn it up without damaging your ears...otherwise, beware of electronic mice!
I've had a tape of the second set since 1992 back when I had no more than a handful,
so it's a personal favorite.
I still like it on it's own merits for the snakey, almost Dylanesque keyboard weaving throughout especially on Me and My Uncle, along with the fat guitar sound that's right at the crossroad between the Live Dead and Workingman's Dead, psych evolving into country.
Tight version of Good Lovin', better than average China Cat segues into uplifting I Know You Rider; and spirited if slightly splammy High Time followed by one of the year's better Me And My Uncles make the 2nd set a keeper for sure.